Greetings Citizens, I am once again running for the position of Foreign affairs advisor. We are playing a five city challenge game; this means that we have limited amounts of cities to produce shields, gold, beakers and territory. This means we can not build giant armys, tax huge amounts of money, research everything we want or have large territory containing natural resources. This means in the Five City challenge game foreign affairs is even more important than before. We must trade with our neighbours to gain gold, technology and resources. This also means that we need good relations so we can trade profitably. Also good relations will decrease the chance of war. To build friendly relationships with our neighbours I will use embassies, trade, gifts, and treatys to increase their relationship to polite. I will honour all agreements because a black mark against our record will make relations impossible. To the nation up to date I will post in my government thread information about all our neighbours. Many of my competitors have been calling for war against our neighbours. Now I am not totally against military action. But I will not wage wars simply to destroy our neighbours or to gain our one city per civ. This is a boring way to play the game. I can play like that one player. I will declare war for real reasons. As far as fighting the war goes thats up the Military I wont get involved in that. But if elected I will appoint a person (possible deputy) to be the FA/MA lassoing* officer so we can make sure the military and foreign affairs can work together to deal to threats. Also if elected I will put forward my much anticipated Ambassador position. Every nation we have a embassy with will need an ambassador. After every turn chat the Ambassador will look at the save and briefly comment in the FA thread about our relations with that civilization. This is so we can have people specialising in each nation. Ambassadorships will be first given to people who dont have current jobs and old veterans. This is to help pull people back into the game who have moved away and because in real life Ambassadorships are given to state servants at the end of their career. Also Ambassadorships have great role-playing possibility and I hope a Ambassador could keep their title longer than one term. Maybe the senate could confirm them, it would be fun. I will start a discussion thread once elected to work out the kinks. I will also concern myself with Democracy and Honour. I will make fair and clear polls and discussions on all issues of foreign affairs keeping to a minimum standard above the legal requirement. And by appointing more people to foreign office I will involve more people in the decision making process. As far as honour goes this will be our counter balance to the AIs randomness. Nations like Persia who wage war against us now will get theirs latter one way or another. This could be as much as burning down their capital or as little as not signing an alliance. I promise to keep the government thread in order and keep it updated unlike this term. I will bring stability and honesty to the Foreign Affairs office, and keep you the citizenry up to date. Now youre going to see a lot of big signatures and catch phrases but not from me, look beyond the flurry, vote reasonably and on the issues. Vote Reasonably Vote Nobody. You know i represent a strong Foreign Affairs department, and proserity will come from trade which will be favor a Nobdaziny admistration. As far as experince i have been the Foreign Affairs Advisor for two successfull terms and deputy many times. vote reasonably vote nobody Thank you for your time. *If you know the word I mean or the spelling please inform me, a 300 dollar reward is offered.